by Max Barry

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,009th Most Influential: 1,122nd Most Secular: 1,245th
The New Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Lanorth. Love It Or Leave It.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population2.107 billion

CapitalTel Haladiyah
LeaderAbdur el-Arshad

CurrencyStandard Credit

The New Republic of Lanorth is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Abdur el-Arshad with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, national health service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.107 billion Tyronian are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tel Haladiyah. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 74.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Tyronian economy, worth 486 trillion Standard Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 230,780 Standard Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 680,142 per year while the poor average 61,618, a ratio of 11.0 to 1.

Photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls, foreign planes and migratory birds are shot down as spies, street graffiti indicates the political party that dominates a neighborhood, and travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lanorth's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Mahydaism.

Lanorth is ranked 54,523rd in the world and 2,183rd in the Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 54.33 on the Rand Index.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,009thMost Influential: 1,122ndMost Secular: 1,245thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,537thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,974thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,588thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,826thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,732ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,772ndLargest Black Market: 3,896thLargest Mining Sector: 4,284thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,066thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,241stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,731stRudest Citizens: 7,022ndMost Avoided: 7,438thLowest Crime Rates: 7,758thLargest Governments: 7,849thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,442ndTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,581stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,781stMost Conservative: 9,420thSmartest Citizens: 10,278thMost Efficient Economies: 10,622ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,662ndMost Subsidized Industry: 10,806thLargest Retail Industry: 11,961stMost Advanced Public Education: 14,082ndHealthiest Citizens: 14,412thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,410th
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 42nd in the regionMost Secular: 43rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 48th in the regionLargest Black Market: 67th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 70th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 70th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 76th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 97th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 114th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 121st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 147th in the regionMost Avoided: 159th in the regionRudest Citizens: 163rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 195th in the regionLargest Governments: 197th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 203rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 214th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 225th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 234th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 248th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 259th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 279th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 282nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 348th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 391st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 394th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 418th in the regionMost Conservative: 474th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 494th in the regionMost Developed: 601st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 603rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lanorth voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc".
  • : Following new legislation in Lanorth, travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies.
  • : Lanorth's influence in The Pacific rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Lanorth was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanorth, street graffiti indicates the political party that dominates a neighborhood.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanorth, foreign planes and migratory birds are shot down as spies.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanorth, photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls.
  • : Following new legislation in Lanorth, the world still seems flat to some people in space.
  • : Lanorth was endorsed by The Good Natured Hugging Realm of The Seeker of Power.
  • : Lanorth was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry and Rudest Citizens.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 5 » Jar Wattinree, Xoriet, East Durthang, Oasicalo, and The Seeker of Power.

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